GULF SHORES — The Gulf Shores Airport Authority announced Thursday, June 1, that all of the available corporate hangar sites in the Southwest Corporate Hangar Complex have been filled following the addition of Tetelestai Aviation, LLC.
Tetelestai’s agreement marked a ninth new facility that now totals 128,960 square feet in various stages of construction. The Southwest Corporate Hangar Complex was originally built in 2008 but then sat idle for a number of years due to an economic downturn at that time.
The substantial growth of the Alabama Gulf Coast in recent years has placed an incredible demand for new airport facilities to accommodate the influx of businesses and people moving to the area. And with only more businesses and people set to move to Baldwin County, Airport Director Scott Fuller said the search has already started for further expansion.
“A study is underway to identify and develop the next most viable sectors of the airport to address additional unmet demands for new facilities,” Fuller said.
The master plan jointly financed by the City of Gulf Shores will include compatible land use plan for areas immediately adjacent to the airport which are also experiencing substantial growth and new project developments.
Resicum International approved for land lease
Also last Thursday, the Gulf Shores Airport Authority reported an approval for a land lease with Resicum International, LLC. for construction of a hangar office complex to provide MRO services for the Gulf Shores International Airport – Jack Edwards Field.
Resicum will construct an initial facility of 21,800 square feet on a 3.7-acre site next to the recently completed air traffic control tower facility. From this site, they will perform aircraft maintenance, avionics sales and repair along with their existing flight instruction and military service contracts.
“Resicum/Aeropro has been a welcome tenant on the field for a number of years and we are pleased to see them expand their operation here,” said Vic Roberts, Authority Chairman.
For more information about Gulf Shores International Airport, call the Gulf Shores Airport Authority at (251) 967-3968.